How to Protect Your Aging Parents from Getting Scammed

April 20, 2018 —   It’s one of the most frustrating things a child can face – seeing their parents being taken advantage of financially. Yet, it’s a growing problem and one that costs seniors billions of dollars each year. So what can you do to protect your loved one? First, it helps to know why seniors are targeted.... Read More

When Elder Abuse Is Self-Inflicted

April 5, 2018 —   Rebecca went to visit her mother, who lived nearly 2000 miles away. She visited about once a year, but kept in regular phone contact. That’s why Rebecca was shocked to discover a house in disarray when she arrived. There were dirty dishes in the sink, empty juice cartons and cereal boxes scattered throughout the... Read More

Seniors at Greater Risk of Becoming Isolated

March 20, 2018 —   The older we get, the greater our risk of losing contact with others. We may no longer go to a job. Health issues may isolate us. Our spouse and friends may have passed away. According the 2010 U.S. Census, 28 percent of people age 65 and older live alone, accounting for approximately 11 million... Read More

How to Create Easier End-of-Life Transitions

March 5, 2018 —   There are few things in life more traumatic than losing someone we love or facing the reality of our own mortality. So, it’s only natural that we do everything possible to postpone that anguish for as long as possible. With today’s advances in healthcare, we have more options than ever before to delay the... Read More

How to Stay Balanced in the Midst of Winter’s Icy Conditions

February 20, 2018 —   Winter’s snow and ice can increase the risk of falls in older adults, especially among those who already live with a balance disorder. Balance disorders are common in older Americans. One study estimated that 24 percent of people older than 72 experience dizziness on a regular basis. Dizziness can be caused by a variety... Read More

Spirituality’s Role in Maintaining Optimum Health

February 5, 2018 —   Most everyone understands that in order to live a long and healthy life, you need to exercise, eat healthfully, and abstain from harmful behaviors such as smoking and drinking to excess. But is there more to maintaining wellness than we once thought? Science is beginning to take a closer look at spirituality’s role in... Read More

Looking to Improve Your Health this Year? Sleep on It!

January 22, 2018 —   In the busy, goal-oriented world we live in, getting more sleep probably isn’t on very many people’s to-do list. Many people see sleeping as a waste of time and may even take medications or drink caffeinated beverages to help keep them alert. But sleep plays a critical role in maintaining a healthy mind and... Read More

Is All Forgetfulness a Sign of Oncoming Dementia?

January 5, 2018 —   People of all ages experience memory loss at times. And lapses in memory may become more frequent as we age. But being unable to recall the name of your neighbor when you meet her on your way to work in the morning doesn’t necessarily mean you’re developing Alzheimer’s disease. If you or someone you... Read More

Top Ten Ways for Caregivers to Take Care of Themselves in the New Year

December 20, 2017 —   The National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP report that nearly 66 million Americans provide uncompensated care to a loved one who is ill, disabled or aged. Many of these caregivers have full-time jobs and families of their own. Juggling these numerous responsibilities can often lead the caregiver to start neglecting their own needs,... Read More

How to Create a Happy Holiday for People Living with Dementia and Their Caregivers

December 5, 2017 —   For many, the holidays are a joyful time of reconnecting with family and celebrating the many festivities of the season. However, for many family caregivers, the holidays can add stress to an already challenging role. Along with shopping and trying to squeeze in participating in the events that make the season special, caregivers are... Read More